Montreal’s Santa Claus Parade 2019 – Santa Claus will soon be coming to town! Montreal’s 69th edition of the parade will take place this year on Saturday November 23rd on René-Lévesque Boulevard West (not on Ste-Catherine St.) starting at 11:00am at the corner of Guy St. and finishing at around 1:30pm at the corner of Saint-Urbain. Santa Claus and the Christmas Fairy will of course be the star of the day, with 17 other creative and magical floats joining in the festivities over a more the one kilometre route.
There will be street artists and marching bands from across the province adding to the fun – and some new floats, with one that will feature sports mascots Montreal Canadiens ‘Youppi‘, the Impact’s ‘Junior’, the Alouettes’ ‘Touché’ and ‘Martly the Martlet’ from McGill University. Christmas classics and excerpts from the show ‘Noël une tradition en chanson’ will be performed by well-known artists Brigitte Boisjoli, Christian Marc Gendron and Yoan. Beloved children’s character Ari Cui Cui and her sparkling float will be back again, as well as Arthur L’aventurier. And for the very first time this year, the Cirque du Soleil will be there on a float with a creation from their new on ice show AXEL. Magic, music and plenty of laughter will take place across the route – and sure to please children and adults alike. Ho-ho-ho!